Submitted by Annette Barnette
Public Relations & Marketing Director
Glenville State College

Glenville, WV--Area teens may want to become crime scene investigators after high school graduation after spending some time this summer at Glenville State College. The GSC Criminal Justice Program is offering its very first Criminal Justice Summer Camp June 24-30, 2007 for upcoming high school juniors and seniors.

GSC Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Dr. Karen Miller, says participants will receive hands-on experience in crime scene investigations. "The camp offers many exciting opportunities to investigate mock crime scenes with equipment used by state and federal detectives, analyze fingerprints, run ballistics checks, cast impression molds, and analyze blood spatter," said Dr. Miller. CJ Campers will also learn how to conduct traffic stops, learn about search and seizure, constitutional law, house clearing, first aid, and the dangers of dealing with criminal suspects.

GSC Visiting Instructor of Criminal Justice, Dan Martens, says it's a great opportunity to raise awareness about the criminal justice field for those thinking about careers in that occupational area. "The camp gives those who are interested in becoming criminal justice practitioners the opportunity to see if this is really what they want to do," Martens.

Martens says the camp is not only educational but also extremely affordable. "Thanks to federal grant money, the camp is free including the lessons, room, and board. The campers are only responsible for their transportation to and from the college." The camp is limited to forty people. The camp will be offered again during the next two summers.

For an application packet and for more information about the camp or the Criminal Justice Program at Glenville State College, contact Martens at or by telephone at (304) 462-7361 extension 7284.